Calendar

  Register for an acctivity at the Club's monthly meeting or by contacting the Leader directly

  The Calendar is updated regularly however always check with the Leader to confirm arrangements

  A complete description of and information about the activity is provided at the Club meeting prior to the activity

  It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit enough for the activity.  We have a grading system but even so, what can be an easy walk for one person may be quite strenuous for another.

  DW = Day Walk   BC = Base Camp   TW = Through Walk   AB = Abseiling    CYC = Bike Ride     SOC = Social    KAY = Kayaking    TR = Training

  WALK GRADINGS:

Distance

Terrain

Fitness

S

Short Under 10km per day.

1-3

Graded track or open terrain, no scrub.

1-3

Easy, suitable for beginners.

M

Medium 10-15km per day.

4-5

Off track, bush, minor scrub, rainforest, rock hopping, minor scrambling.

4-5

Medium, Reasonable fitness required.

L

Long 15-20 km per day.

6-7

As above + thick scrub. Major rock scrambling using hands.

6-7

As above + agility required.

X L

Extra Long 20km+ per day.

8-9

As above + rope and technical ability required.

8-9

Hard strenuous, fit walkers only.

  KIT LISTS FOR WALKING   -   Day Walk Kit List   -   Through Walk Kit List

 

Date Type Grade Destination Leader Phone

Updated 21/07/2017

           
August 2017        
           
Sat 5th          
           
Sun 6th DW M T4 F4

Somerset Trail – Mount Mee- Distance 13 km.  Meet at The Gantry, Sellin Road at 8:00 am.  Bring morning and lunch.  Morning tea will be at the lookout with views over Somerset/Wivenhoe Lake.  Lunch back at the picnic area at the Gantry.   Contact Marnie on 0423 288 014

Marnie Thomson

3829 3270 or

0423 288 014

           
W/E 5-6 TW M T4 F5

The Annual Overnight Mount Cotton Through-walk.  A pleasant, local 12km stroll for those interested in maybe doing thru walks complete with campfire, marshmallows, red wine, great views of sunset and moonrise from same chair, home for Sunday breakfast………….need I go on ?

Mal Thomson 0413 940 747
           
Tue 8th     Full Moon    
           
Wed 9th     Club meeting - 7pm for 7.30pm at Indigiscapes, 17 Runnymede Road, Capalaba (off Redland Bay Road - second driveway on the left). 

Guest Speaker:  Mayor Karen Williams

   
           
W/E 11-14 BC  

Basecamp at Sommerville Valley Tourist Park near Girraween National Park- week-end (Friday) 11 to (Monday) 14 August 2017.  There will be a variety of walks within the Girraween National Park, including Goebel's cave upstream to Dr Roberts waterhole, Mt Norman, Valley of the Winds, and other interesting locations.  Contact Trevor on 0411 512 202 or t.davern@hotmail.com  if you are interested, also for camping and alternate accommodation fees.  Click here for more information.

Trevor Davern 0411 512 202
           
Sat 12th DW  T3 F3

Mount Cotton Walk– this walk is approx. 7 km return and takes about

two hours.  Suitable as an introductory walk for prospective new members, or a training walk for members.  (There is the option to take the harder walk up Mongrel Hill.)   We will leave from the Green Box at 7:30 am.  Plenty of parking on the opposite side of the road in a cleared gravel area in front of property no. 712-730 West Mount Cotton Rd, Sheldon.  Hiking poles are recommended as there are loose gravel spots.  After the walk we have coffee at the West Mount Cotton Nursery and Café.

Link to directions and info.

Julie Cummings 0422 318 283
           
Sun 13th DW S T5 F6 Mt Maroon- Turn off Boonah-Rathdowney Rd onto Cotswold Road and drive to end.  Walk up the Cotswold Ridge, then steeply up a gully/gorge towards the slabs that lead upwards to the summit with 360deg views.  Return the same way.  Elevation: 966m, distance 6km, time 4-5 hrs. Jillian Wilson Julie Cummings

041 233 1205

0422 318 283

           
Sat 19th          
           
Sun 20th CYC   Social Bike Ride – Very Easy – 14 to15 kms. around Thornlands.    Leaving at 9 am from shelter at NE corner of Ziegenfusz Cricket ground at the southern end of Island Street in Cleveland.  This is a VERY easy ride, all on Cycle/Path ways.  Should take 1-1/2  to 2 hours depending how long we spend over a coffee.  Contact Heather Hamilton at 0416 639 029  or  3286 9823 Heather Hamilton 0416 639 029  or  3286 9823
           
W/E 25-27 BC   Moreton Island Camping and Walking Weekend. Fully catered camping (Moreton Experience) near freshwater Blue Lagoon.  List is extensive… Includes Transport to and from on MiCat, Camping fees, Transport across the Island, up and down the beach. Roomy army style tents with stretchers.  Cost: $350.00 per person.  There is limited numbers on the bus… $80.00 deposit required by July 14 2017.  Balance due, August 18 2017.  To secure your position please contact Carmel Cash. E: carmelcash@bigpond.com M: 0438 242 249 Carmel Cash 0438 242 249
           
Sat 26th          
           
Sun 27th DW  

Piper Comanche, Brisbane Forest Park.   This is a short day walk along an old logging road, then along a reasonably well trodden footpad on top of a ridge.  About 80 mins into the walk we hang a left and head down a reasonably steep hill, following a rough footpad and possibly some tape until we come to the wreck of a Piper Comanche plane.  We then return the way we came.  This walk would suit anyone interested in something a bit different from the usual track walk.  It is not a long walk but reasonable fitness is required, and the ability to go up and down a fairly steep and slightly muddy slope.  No exposure.   For more information, contact leaders Betty 0408 129 241 or Tracy 0417 665 382. 

Tracy Ryan and Betty Murray

0417 665 382 or

0408 129 241

           
September 2017
       
       
W/E 2-3 TW    Stradbroke Island Through Walk - POSTPONED Geoff Arnell 0448 946 682
           
Sat 2nd          
           
Sun 3rd DW S T3-4 F3 Glasshouse Mountains Walk   -  leaving from car park on Barrs Road near Tibrogargan  at 8 am we will do the Trachyte Circuit about 6kms, takes about 2 hrs, and then drive a short way to Mt. Ngungun, 2.8kms, also around 2 hrs. where we will get spectacular views and eat our lunch.  Bring  poles for Mt Ngungun  as it is a bit steep, rocks and exposed roots etc to deal with.  Bring usual water and morning tea and lunch, hat and camera.  Barrs Road  is first on left past Mathew Flinders picnic area on Steve Irwin Way, cross over railway lines and turn left, car park is about 2 kms along Barrs Road.   Reasonable fitness required for these 2 walks.
Contact Marnie Thomson  at 0423 288 014
Marnie Thomson 0423 288 014
           
Wed 6th     Full Moon    
           
W/E 8-10    

Bushwalkers Pilgrimage 2017 to be held at the Killarney Showgrounds.  A weekend not to be missed.  Check out the attached information on the weekend and also an Early Bird Registration form.  For those who don't wish to camp, the Sundown Motel sundownmotel@hotkey.net.au  is right next door to the Showgrounds. 

Link to Pilgrimage 2017 information.  Link to Pilrimage 2017 Registration Form.

Betty Murray 0408 129 241
           
Sat 9th          
           
Sun 10th          
           
Wed 13th    

Club meeting - 7pm for 7.30pm at Indigiscapes, 17 Runnymede Road, Capalaba (off Redland Bay Road - second driveway on the left). 


   
           
Sat 16th DW S T3 F3

Mount Cotton Walk– this walk is approx. 7 km return and takes about

two hours.  Suitable as an introductory walk for prospective new members, or a training walk for members.  (There is the option to take the harder walk up Mongrel Hill.)   We will leave from the Green Box at 7:00 am.  Plenty of parking on the opposite side of the road in a cleared gravel area in front of property no. 712-730 West Mount Cotton Rd, Sheldon.  Hiking poles are recommended as there are loose gravel spots.  After the walk we have coffee at the West Mount Cotton Nursery and Café.

Link to directions and info.

Amanda Fichna 0401 017 941
           
Sun 17th          
           
Sat 23rd          
           
Sun 24th DW S T5 F5    Love Creek Falls -  Love Creek in Brisbane Forest park is a Club classic. It involves walking down a couple of creeks, traversing some waterfalls and then climbing up out of the creek past some more waterfalls (hopefully dry) and popping out just below the lookout at Greens Falls. We then hoik up the track back to the cars. This walk is medium-hard and would suit anyone who is reasonably fit and interested in an absolutely gorgeous creek and some interesting and not terribly difficult scrambling. Takes anything up to 7-8 hours. For more information, contact leaders.   

Betty Murray

 

Tracy Ryan

0408 129 241

 

0417 665 382

           
Sat 30th          
           
W/E 29/9 to 1/10    

Springbrook Rescue Volunteer Weekend- Fancy a couple of nights in a comfortable lodge high in the rainforest with a roaring fire for a very cheap rate?  That's what you'll get if you sign up for this Springbrook Rescue weekend.  In return for just half a day's easy weeding (think sitting on the ground, listening to the birds and enjoying the weather while you dig out easily identified aristea plants, all tools supplied) we get the lodge to ourselves, a lavish morning tea and the opportunity to hear about how a group of dedicated conservationists are achieving their dream of protecting habitat - the same habitat we all love to walk through.  Cost is $40.00 plus $2.00 for firewood.  Contact Don on 0409 421 669 for enquiries or bookings.  (Australian Rainforest Conservation Society will supply more info. closer to the time.)

Don Baxter 0409 421 669
           
October 2017        
           
Sun 1st          
           
Sun 1st to Wed 11th Snow Trip  

Kosciusko Snow Shoeing. A weeks Clamping at Jindabyne while we explore the slopes of Mt Kosciusko.  See attached pdf for details.

David Rae 0400 459 519
           
Mon 2nd     Queens Birthday    
           
Fri 6th     Full Moon    
           
Sat 7th          
           
Sun 8th          
           
W/E 7-8 BC  

Mt Warning Base Camp.  We will leave the camp grounds at 3pm to

climb Mt Warning to watch the sun set and full moon rise.  Bring some nibbles for the top of Mt Warning to share and watch the sun go down.  Will need torches for the trip down.  Warm clothes required.  Once we are back at the camp ground we will have dinner around a camp fire.  Sunday we will leisurely pack up camp and head home. 

Julie Cummings 0422 318 283
           
Wed 11th    

Club meeting - 7pm for 7.30pm at Indigiscapes, 17 Runnymede Road, Capalaba (off Redland Bay Road - second driveway on the left)

Judging of Photo Competition.

   
           
Sat 14th DW S T3 F3

Mount Cotton Walk– this walk is approx. 7 km return and takes about

two hours.  Suitable as an introductory walk for prospective new members, or a training walk for members.  (There is the option to take the harder walk up Mongrel Hill.)   We will leave from the Green Box at 7:00 am.  Plenty of parking on the opposite side of the road in a cleared gravel area in front of property no. 712-730 West Mount Cotton Rd, Sheldon.  Hiking poles are recommended as there are loose gravel spots.  After the walk we have coffee at the West Mount Cotton Nursery and Café.

Link to directions and info.

Russell de Leacy 3206 6309
           
Sun 15th          
           
Sat 21st          
           
Sun 22nd          
           
W/E 21-22 TW  

Tentative: Steamers through walk - possibly via Davies Ridge.  This is a medium-hard walk on the Main Range. Max 6-8. Contact Tracy Ryan 0417 665 382.

Tracy Ryan 0417 665 382
           

Sat 28th

         
           
WE 28/29 TW   Rat-A-Tat - Details to follow

Tracy Ryan

 

Betty Murray

0417 665 382

 

0408 129 241

           
Sun 29th          
           
November 2017        
           
Sat 4th     Full Moon    
           
W/E 4-6    

Full Moon

Abseiling week-end at Brooyar State Forest.  Camping at the nearby Glastonbury camp grounds, provides drop toilets and good shaded/cooler camping areas.  Water can be collected down the road at a nearby creek crossing for showers. You will need to bring drinking water and fire wood (if wanting fires).   As this activity can require a lot of organising, I am inviting people to tell me of their interest at this time, to assist in planning.  We will have to limit the numbers attending, which depends on how many of our more experienced abseilers might be available.  We shall also need to have a morning session at the Kangaroo Point cliffs on a prior week-end (yet to be determined) to brush up on basic abseiling skills and other prep.  Please let me know if you might be interested so that I may start the planning... 0411 512 202 & email: t.davern@hotmail.com

 

Trevor Davern 0411 512 202
           
Sun 5th          
           
Wed 8th     Club meeting - 7pm for 7.30pm at Indigiscapes, 17 Runnymede Road, Capalaba (off Redland Bay Road - second driveway on the left)    
           
Sat 11th DW S T3 F3

Mount Cotton Walk– this walk is approx. 7 km return and takes about

two hours.  Suitable as an introductory walk for prospective new members, or a training walk for members.  (There is the option to take the harder walk up Mongrel Hill.)   We will leave from the Green Box at 7:00 am.  Plenty of parking on the opposite side of the road in a cleared gravel area in front of property no. 712-730 West Mount Cotton Rd, Sheldon.  Hiking poles are recommended as there are loose gravel spots.  After the walk we have coffee at the West Mount Cotton Nursery and Café.

Link to directions and info.

Leisa Harris 0418 138 153
           
Sun 12th          
           
W/E 11-12 TW  

Lower Portals through walk. This walk at the base of Mount Barney is suitable for anyone including beginners.  4km walk to camping area, drop packs and spend day exploring Mt Barney Creek.  Camp overnight, spend half day doing more exploring along the ridges (depending on weather) and then pack up and head back to cars.  If it’s warm enough, we can swim in the creek.  Leaders Tracy Ryan, Betty Murray. Contact 0417665382.

Tracy Ryan, Betty Murray 0417 665 382
           
Sat 18th          
           
Sun 19th          
           
W/E 24-26     CHRISTMAS CAMP - SPRING GULLY STAYS - CANUNGRA
   
           
December 2017        
           
Mon 4th     Full Moon    
           
           
           
Mon 25th     Christmas Day    
           
         
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